1. drg55

    drg55 New Member

    Sep 19, 2008
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    David R. Griffiths: The Goal of Writing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by drg55, Sep 21, 2008.

    I am in Melbourne Australia, and have worked in human rights since the 70's, although I am now not formally working for any organisation.

    I believe each artist has to answer for him or herself what is art? what am I really doing?.

    I have seen my role as acting as a bridge between people and ideas, and thus I benefit from communicating with people as I get insights as I talk to them.

    Or to put it another way which crosses over into fiction, my purpose is to "improve people's perception". This is of course not to make an arrogant comment about my perception, but I think any artist at all seeks to give experience, and as long as we can take experience from others this is perfectly fine.

    See the full explanation of this at my website and also a few examples of my work.


    I am happy to meet you all and I hope I can benefit from the association.

    David Griffiths.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Davo, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Interesting website, and a vivid descriptive style. Of course, all writing is interpretive by nature. It all gets filtered through thew writer's mind, no matter how objective he or she attempts to be.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  3. soujiroseta

    soujiroseta Contributor Contributor

    Feb 17, 2008
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    welcome Dave. I enjoyed reading your website especially about ol' Mugabe. Im originally from Zimbabwe:p
  4. Anthony James Barnett

    Anthony James Barnett New Member

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Salutations. May your stay be long and fruitful.


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